Conservation and Community

As a company, Brett Horley Safaris strives to make a positive impact through our tourism ventures by contributing to creating economic independence for local communities, ensuring that they benefit from our tourism enterprises.  Our focus is on buffer zone communities – integrating those people living on the boundaries of wildlife reserves. Socio-cultural sustainability involves promoting authentic cultural exchange and preserving local traditions, whilst encouraging community members to see tourism in a positive light – an opportunity to start their own businesses to service tourists, allowing adults to feel a sense of self-respect, pride and ownership through income generation.

Our Communities

From our base in Hoedspruit, Brett Horley Safaris supports the development of youngsters from buffer zone communities to follow careers in conservation, hospitality and tourism.  Through education, these young members of the community can become economically active and environmentally responsible citizens of Africa, eliminating the need to poach, reducing the impact of human encroachment, and understanding the impact of habitat loss on biodiversity.

Our Conservation

We are committed to protecting Africa’s remaining parks and reserves, and to preserving the wilderness habitats that wildlife populations call home, and need in order to survive. Rampant wildlife poaching, human encroachment, and habitat loss are the three greatest threats to species survival – when an ecosystem has been dramatically altered or destroyed – usually by human activity – it may no longer be able to provide the fundamentals for species to survive.  The preservation of Africa’s remaining wilderness areas including grasslands, woodlands, jungles and wetlands is crucial to preserve the biodiversity of plant and animal life in each habitat.

BirdLife South Africa

BirdLife South Africa

Brett Horley Safaris is a longstanding Conservation League Donor of BirdLife South Africa, which is an honour. Brett’s exceptional experience and prestigious qualifications in bird guiding has fostered a strong relationship with BirdLife South Africa and we are proud to be able to support the important bird conservation work it carries out through annual financial donations.

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Nourish Nonprofit Organisation

Nourish Nonprofit Organisation

Brett Horley Safaris has fostered an ongoing relationship with Nourish, a nonprofit organisation focused on upliftment programs in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, which provide a home to the Kruger National Park and surrounding private game reserves. These areas are surrounded by traditional villages, housing families and communities of people that benefit from the projects pioneered by Nourish.

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Group Safari Experiences

Group Safari Experiences

Brett Horley Safaris is synonymous with ecotourism and conservation, offering interactive group safari experiences that fully involve participants in nature. This is where we learn to identify animal tracks and scat; how to recognise bird calls; how to find your way in the bush; find constellations in the night sky; and make fires without matches! These programs are totally flexible, tailor-made to suit specific interest groups, and guided by Brett with the assistance of subject experts along the way.

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